Should smartphones be banned in schools?
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Phone (Nokia brick) rings during class? They take it from you and you get a Wednesday after school detention.
They find out you have a smartphone? Trouble. Saturday morning detention. Why? Because those are the rules.
Yes, life in school is hard. My school is way to strict. And, another topic, we finish at:
4:15 on Mondays and Wednesdays (but I finish at 5:30 on Wednesdays because I do an extra curricular activity)
4:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays
And 3:15 on Fridays.
I honestly do not know why I have not left yet.
So yeah. I really think smartphones should be allowed in lessons. For research, to use as a calculator, yes. Not for texting.
So why? Even when your brick rings.
You can block all those social media services. I think they are also handling it way too strictly, those detention are not worth it. Of course there is the school iPads for research, and the school calculators for calculating, but having it all in one is so much easier. Besides, barely any of us know how to use a Nokia brick. So yes, they could be banned during lessons, and I respect that point, but why are we not allowed to keep out smartphones in our lockers and use them after school?
If you keep your smartphones in your lockers during lessons but then as soon as school finished you are allowed to use them, this is almost the same as going home and then immediately using it.
If the teachers in my school catch you with JUST a Nokia brick during school times, the consequences are big.
If the teachers would catch you with a SMARTPHONE during school times, the consequences are massive. Saturday detention. Bang.
So no, they would prevent you from using it in premises.
And even then, it does not make any sense for my school to ban smartphones if they deal with Nokia bricks in that way. So, what I think is that they are dealing it too strictly.
Many people in my school still bring their smartphones to school, but why do they not get discovered?
Exactly. Because by the sight of just a Nokia brick during break times the consequences are too big.
Why bother, then?
We live in 2016 now.
We have phones with 3D touch.
We have smartwatches.
We have computers with touchscreen.
And for a school to not allow something as simple as a smartphone, that is just weird.
We do not live in the 1900s.
We live in 2016.
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